The influential Imperial College model that’s been used by governments to justify economic shutdown shows that extreme lockdown policies don’t solve the problem. Instead, according to their own projections, this only delays and worsens the problem in the long run by preventing the development of herd immunity.
Politicians advocating extreme lockdown have no exit strategy apart from faith that a safe and effective vaccine can be developed and distributed globally. This faith-based policy is driving masses of people toward financial ruin, which will also come at a cost in health and lives. Moreover, they are preventing the development of population immunity, which is precisely what will save the most lives at the least cost in the long run.